Malaysia

  • Dr M: Existing civil servants will receive pension scheme benefits

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    Dr M: Existing civil servants will receive pension scheme benefits

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 ― Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today assured that civil servants currently in service and has confirmed their status in the pension scheme will...

  • Muhyiddin: No record Zakir Naik sought Malaysian citizenship

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    Muhyiddin: No record Zakir Naik sought Malaysian citizenship

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik is not on record as having applied for Malaysian citizenship. Muhyiddin...

  • Nibong Tebal MP stable and recovering, currently treated at IJN

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    Nibong Tebal MP stable and recovering, currently treated at IJN

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 ― Nibong Tebal Member of Parliament Datuk Mansor Othman, who collapsed while speaking during the debate in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, has been medically...

  • What would it take to make Malaysians wear (our own) batik again?

    11 hours ago

    What would it take to make Malaysians wear (our own) batik again?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 ― While local batik industry players have called for it to be showcased and promoted during Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY20), there seems to be a resurgence...

  • Agong grants audience to Indonesian vice-president in Tokyo

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    Agong grants audience to Indonesian vice-president in Tokyo

    TOKYO, Oct 22 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah granted an audience to Indonesian vice-president Ma’ruf Amin at a hotel here...

  • Saifuddin Nasution: 45,000 BSH recipients eligible for petrol subsidy do not have bank accounts

    10 hours ago

    Saifuddin Nasution: 45,000 BSH recipients eligible for petrol subsidy do not have bank accounts

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 ― About 45,000 of 2.9 million recipients of the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) who are eligible for fuel subsidy under the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) do not...

  • Cops: Suspect gives info on grenades, bullets found at Penang apartment

    10 hours ago

    Cops: Suspect gives info on grenades, bullets found at Penang apartment

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 22 ― The discovery of two hand grenades and 689 bullets in a fire hydrant storage room at an apartment in Bukit Dumbar here yesterday was made following...

  • Welfare of Foodpanda, Malaysia Airlines staff among issues to be raised in Dewan Rakyat sitting

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    Welfare of Foodpanda, Malaysia Airlines staff among issues to be raised in Dewan Rakyat sitting

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 ― The question on whether the government is prepared to regulate the gig economy to protect the welfare of workers in the sector is among the issues which...

  • 195 flood victims evacuated in Penang

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    195 flood victims evacuated in Penang

    BUKIT MERTAJAM, Oct 22 ― One hundred and ninety five people including four babies in Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT) were evacuated to four relief centres after their houses were...

  • India trade body tells members not to import Malaysian palm oil in nationalistic protest

    21 hours ago

    India trade body tells members not to import Malaysian palm oil in nationalistic protest

    NEW DELHI, Oct 21 — An Indian trade body representing oilseed crushers today advised its members not to buy palm oil from Malaysia, taking a cue from New Delhi’s protest...

  • Untrue, says AG of claims no investigation conducted over alleged sexual abuse at Ipoh tahfiz school

    22 hours ago

    Untrue, says AG of claims no investigation conducted over alleged sexual abuse at Ipoh tahfiz school

    KUALA LUMPUR Oct 21 — Attorney General (AG) Tan Sri Tommy Thomas today dismissed claims that no investigation was conducted in the case of the alleged sexual abuse of a minor at...

  • Mavcom: We never got AirAsia’s daily reports on KLIA2 immigration congestion

    23 hours ago

    Mavcom: We never got AirAsia’s daily reports on KLIA2 immigration congestion

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) says that it never received the details of the daily documentation requested from AirAsia Bhd, which the...

  • MACC: Former PAS deputy to be charged with money laundering tomorrow

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    MACC: Former PAS deputy to be charged with money laundering tomorrow

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Former PAS deputy president Datuk Nasharudin Mat Isa is expected to be charged with corruption tomorrow at the Sessions Court, the Malaysian...

  • WAO wants AG to explain why alleged sexual abuse case at Ipoh tahfiz school was dismissed

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    WAO wants AG to explain why alleged sexual abuse case at Ipoh tahfiz school was dismissed

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) today urged Attorney General (AG) Tan Sri Tommy Thomas to explain why he decided to dismiss the case of the alleged...

  • Minister: Food Bank Siswa to include private institutions of higher learning from 2020

    18 hours ago

    Minister: Food Bank Siswa to include private institutions of higher learning from 2020

    SHAH ALAM, Oct 21 — The Food Bank Siswa programme will be expanded to include private institutions of higher learning (IPTS) from next year as there is strong demand following...

  • All occupants escape Mukah school hostel fire in Sarawak

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    All occupants escape Mukah school hostel fire in Sarawak

    MUKAH, Oct 21 — All the 202 occupants of the boys’ hostel of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Mukah escaped a fire at the three-storey building today, according to the police....

  • Almost RM10m collected for military vets’ charity

    18 hours ago

    Almost RM10m collected for military vets’ charity

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — This year’s Warriors’ Fund Campaign (Kempen Tabung Pahlawan) collection has surpassed its RM6 million target, with a sum of RM9.19 million and...

  • Details for RM150m Kuching flood mitigation project to be finalised by month’s end, MP says

    1 hour ago

    Details for RM150m Kuching flood mitigation project to be finalised by month’s end, MP says

    KUCHING, Oct 22 — The process of planning, tendering and appointment of contractors for the RM150 million for Kuching flood mitigation project is expected to be finalised by...

  • Cops: Suspect in murder, rape of octogenarian in Ampang to be charged tomorrow

    19 hours ago

    Cops: Suspect in murder, rape of octogenarian in Ampang to be charged tomorrow

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — A man suspected to be involved in the murder of a senior citizen at the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) apartment at Jalan Tasik Tambahan 2,...

  • Cross-border luxury car theft ring crippled, gang leader arrested in Kepala Batas

    20 hours ago

    Cross-border luxury car theft ring crippled, gang leader arrested in Kepala Batas

    KEPALA BATAS, Oct 21 — Police crippled a luxury car theft gang dubbed ‘Geng Acu’ with the arrest of the 39-year-old gang leader at his house in Taman Bertam Ria, here last...

  • Isa Samad solicited RM3m from Gegasan Abadi Properties, witness tells corruption trial

    20 hours ago

    Isa Samad solicited RM3m from Gegasan Abadi Properties, witness tells corruption trial

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The High Court here was today told that former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad solicited RM3 million from Gegasan Abadi Properties Sdn Bhd...

  • ILKKM fresh graduates can serve in public sectors, says Deputy Health Minister

    21 hours ago

    ILKKM fresh graduates can serve in public sectors, says Deputy Health Minister

    IPOH, Oct 21 — Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye today said that graduates from the Health Ministry Training Institute (ILKKM) who have not received any job offers within...

  • Report: Guan Eng sues Raja Petra for defamation over Penang undersea tunnel project articles

    22 hours ago

    Report: Guan Eng sues Raja Petra for defamation over Penang undersea tunnel project articles

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — A defamation suit was filed last month by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng against fugitive and controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin over the...

  • King and Queen arrive in Tokyo for Japan Emperor’s enthronement

    23 hours ago

    King and Queen arrive in Tokyo for Japan Emperor’s enthronement

    TOKYO, Oct 21 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah arrived...

  • Sabah CM: Authorities to consider using high-tech equipment to resolve wildlife poaching issues

    23 hours ago

    Sabah CM: Authorities to consider using high-tech equipment to resolve wildlife poaching issues

    KOTA KINABALU, Oct 21 — Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal today said that authorities are considering using high-tech equipment to track down poachers behind the killings...

  • Home Ministry: All MyKad sold by Penang NRD syndicate cancelled

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    Home Ministry: All MyKad sold by Penang NRD syndicate cancelled

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The Home Affairs Ministry has cancelled all the MyKad that were sold to Chinese nationals in Penang recently, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Home...

  • ‘Raja Rimba’ is now wanted by Sarawak cops for allegedly making death threats to Taib Mahmud

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    ‘Raja Rimba’ is now wanted by Sarawak cops for allegedly making death threats to Taib Mahmud

    KUCHING, Oct 21 — Police are tracking down the Facebook account owner known as ‘Raja Rimba’ who uploaded several provocative postings, including a threat to kill Sarawak...

  • Five detainees linked to LTTE file habeas corpus application in bid to challenge Sosma arrest

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    Five detainees linked to LTTE file habeas corpus application in bid to challenge Sosma arrest

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Five detainees arrested by the police over suspected links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have today filed a habeas corpus application to...

  • Penang deputy CM Ramasamy leaves Bukit Aman after giving police statement

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    Penang deputy CM Ramasamy leaves Bukit Aman after giving police statement

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy recorded his statement at the police headquarters here today over a report lodged against him in connection...

  • Selangor MB orders study on soil erosion at Kampung Baru PKNS Flats

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    Selangor MB orders study on soil erosion at Kampung Baru PKNS Flats

    CYBERJAYA, Oct 21 — The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) was instructed to conduct a study into the soil erosion incident at the PKNS Flats, Jalan Tun Razak,...

  • Minister: Malaysia loses RM5b in fisheries revenue annually to foreign fishermen

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    Minister: Malaysia loses RM5b in fisheries revenue annually to foreign fishermen

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The government plans to strengthen the nation’s maritime enforcement assets in an effort to curb encroachment by foreign fishing boats which resulted in...

  • DPM says govt evaluating need to amend law on attempted suicide

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    DPM says govt evaluating need to amend law on attempted suicide

    SERENDAH, Oct 21 ― The government is in the midst of evaluating and discussing with the relevant quarters to review the need to amend the law on attempted suicide, Deputy Prime...

  • Sabah CM: Heavier penalty must be imposed on elephant murderers

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    Sabah CM: Heavier penalty must be imposed on elephant murderers

    KOTA KINABALU, Oct 21 ― Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has called for a heavier penalty to be imposed on any individual or party found guilty of killing...